Category: Perennials Ponds and Aquatics Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Height: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm) 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
Spacing: 18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F) USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F) USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F) USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F) USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F) USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F) USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F) USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F) USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)
Sun Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Color: Red Bright Yellow
Bloom Time: Late Spring/Early Summer Mid Summer Late Summer/Early Fall
Foliage: Herbaceous Blue-Green
Other details: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater Very high moisture needs; suitable for bogs and water gardens
Soil pH requirements: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic) 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Patent Information: Non-patented
Propagation Methods: By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets) From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting: Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
On Apr 24, 2011, Lilyofthenight from Victoria, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
Believe it or not, many people consider these plants a nuisance, In my area if they are not cut back regularly they take over and spread like wildfire, also in summer heat they tend to turn brown when, left unattended they become a huge eyesore. I actually tried getting rid of these and they kept coming back, even after a hard freeze in Febuary. They have come back strong as ever and are loaded with buds.
Keep these plants manicured for best effect.
On Jul 13, 2008, fadedcharacter from Springfield, MO wrote:
I live in zone 6, but have my cannas planted along the south wall of my home which means I don't have to dig them up! Any other place in the yard (even with heavy mulch) and they freeze & rot over the harsh winter. Everyone loves these & I find that they do remarkably well as a container plant also.
On Nov 6, 2006, pheitmeyer from Mesa, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:
Bought this plant small, burnt, and in very sad shape @ Home D in september. Planted with others in mounted mix of peat moss, mulch, and sand on top of topsoil. Root stimulator, then 2 applications of flowering fertilizer later, it is growing beautiful yellow specked with red and red flowers.
On Apr 16, 2004, cowboysgirl from Litchfield Park, AZ wrote:
We planted these in the spring of 2003 and our first blooms were at the end of May. We had lots of flowers until almost Christmas!! This year, we had blossoms open March 18th and the plants are much larger and more beautiful than ever. Even in the hot blasting winds of the Arizona summer, they are great!
On Jul 1, 2003, bob47 from Stone Mountain, GA wrote:
These bulbs have been in my family for over 50 years. They came from friends in Guadalajara, Mexico. The were once pure red on dark leaves and pure yellow on light green leaves.
Over time, the spotted have evolved along side the pure colors. Experts, not me, can explain it. My dad says reds will dominate given time. Bob
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Mallorytown, Arley, Alabama Gaylesville, Alabama Mobile, Alabama Glendale, Arizona Mesa, Arizona (3 reports) Oro Valley, Arizona Phoenix, Arizona (2 reports) Scottsdale, Arizona Fremont, California Mission Viejo, California Roseville, California Sacramento, California San Diego, California Clifton, Colorado Fort Pierce, Florida Haverhill, Florida Keystone Heights, Florida Lake Forest, Florida Niceville, Florida Spring Hill, Florida Sunset, Florida Umatilla, Florida Dacula, Georgia Flemington, Georgia Isle Of Hope, Georgia Lawrenceville, Georgia Stone Mountain, Georgia Ewing, Kentucky De Ridder, Louisiana Denham Springs, Louisiana Monroe, Louisiana Chicopee, Massachusetts Lake George, Minnesota Columbus, Mississippi Flowood, Mississippi Waynesboro, Mississippi Springfield, Missouri Buffalo, New York Elizabeth City, North Carolina Conneaut, Ohio Midwest City, Oklahoma Yukon, Oklahoma Eugene, Oregon Oakridge, Oregon Allentown, Pennsylvania Coal Center, Pennsylvania Tionesta, Pennsylvania Vieques, Puerto Rico East Sumter, South Carolina Greer, South Carolina India Hook, South Carolina Moncks Corner, South Carolina Murrells Inlet, South Carolina Newberry, South Carolina Summerville, South Carolina Austin, Texas Fate, Texas Fort Worth, Texas Fritch, Texas Holiday Lakes, Texas Houston, Texas Humble, Texas La Vernia, Texas Mcallen, Texas Perrin, Texas Port Lavaca, Texas Shepherd, Texas Victoria, Texas Mc Lean, Virginia Richmond, Virginia Timberlake, Virginia Concrete, Washington